June 30, 2019 Subject:
Nice sound for Beyer's - Great show too !
Hey GD fans,
I spot listened this version of the show but I've listened to the second set for years. It had been one of my favorites from 1982. I really like the fresh transfer and sound of the master tapes. A really nice sound field for usually a less satisfactory mic , the Beyer's. Certainly, a high quality mic but wasn't always the best mic for recording concerts off a PA system in large rooms or arenas BUT this one is a exception. I noticed the ride cymbals were not squashed out and the stereo image was rather correct with on phase issues. Kudos to Healy on the PA FOH mixing and the monitor mixes must have been good because the GD just keep playing!
As for the show performance ; it's a solid LONG show for the era and some post space song choices to keep on rocking! There is a soundboard of the second set which isn't bad but as we all know sometimes they can be dry; as they should be really. Do yourself a favor and check this one out ... also is worthy of commercial release from the vault .